Janet Howell, Virginia State Senator, Attaches Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill

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Janet Howell, Virginia State Senator, Attaches Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill
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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 9:18pm
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Registered: 05-03-2011
I'd like to point out that I'm pretty sure that physicians already use ultrasounds to determine gestational age before abortions are performed. Making physicians perform another ultrasound after the woman has decided to abort is simply adding another unnecessary, expensive test simply in an attempt to deter women from having an abortion.

I'd also like to point out that some people who are all for the ultrasound mandate also support organizations that have the goal of getting personhood bills passed as well as limiting birth control options for women by outlawing oral contraceptives and IUDs. We've seen that on this very board.
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They do at the PP I volunteer...

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Yes, that's no surprise. It's the protocol when doing chemical abortions and should be the standard of care for medical abortions.

http://www.prochoice.org/pubs_research/publications/downloads/professional_education/2011%20CPGs.pdf (page 9 and 10)
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Good info...

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"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 03-03-2009

A "cry baby"? What an odd phrase to use.

When women are faced with measures which limit their reproductive choices, whether contraceptive or abortive, but men have no such restrictions on their sexual/reproductive behaviors, there is definitely no fairness or justice.

Viagra and its equivalents may be used therapeutically but are most often for the sake of sexual gratification. I submit that if women are expected to comply with arbitrary tests which are specifically devised to stop them from choosing a LEGAL, LAWFUL course of action, then there's no reason why the men should get a pass.

Yes, I would vote for the Virginia state senator and her proposal because over decades of life, I've seen men who will never ever experience pregnancy, make it difficult if not outright impossible for a woman to terminate one. And I've wondered how they would feel if their reproductive organs were similarly targeted. Here's a thought: "What's sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander".

Jabberwocka

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Let's stay on topic here folks.
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You are right...I should have called it a "medical abortion" and it's caused by taking a pill instead of being an invasive procedure.
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I love that 1 too.
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As to the ridiculous comment about Planned Parenthood, you've obviously never been in one. I went for years to get my birth control, pelvic exams, Pap smears, and breast exams and not once did I hear the word "abortion" nor did I see any posters up about "abortion." The fact of the matter is that Planned Parenthood spends most of its time providing the services that I obtained and very little on abortion. It helps if you have your facts straight instead of making things up to suit your purpose.